Sewer works in Torquay begin

June 25, 2020 BY

BARWON Water is now undertaking essential sewer works in Torquay over the next few weeks along Zeally Bay Road and Fischer Street near Taylor Park, and has plans for works in the near future in Spring Creek near the Spring Creek Reserve.
Sewer pipes along Zeally Bay Road and into Taylor Park will be relined as part of Barwon Water’s ongoing maintenance program as it delivers its essential water and sewerage services, with works starting on Monday this week.
Barwon Water general manager of infrastructure and technology Shaun Cumming said the Zeally Bay Road relining would include night works to ensure no disruption to services.
“Works are expected to take three weeks and Taylor Park walking tracks will remain open throughout with traffic management on site where required.”
Meanwhile, in July, a section of the sewerage main between Bowman Track and the Spring Creek Reserve will be replaced.
These works are expected to take about four weeks to complete with some closures to nearby walking tracks. Alternative routes will be provided to ensure community safety and
minimal disruption.
“These works form an important part of Barwon Water’s ongoing sewer maintenance program to maintain and improve our services across the region,” Mr Cumming said.
“As part of the program, we’re replacing about 150 kilometres of old and damaged pipes over five years, at a cost of about $21 million. This important ongoing maintenance program renews the mains, extending their life and minimising risk of blockages, sewer spills and improves sewerage services.”
Barwon Water says it will take steps to minimise any noise and possible odour impacts resulting from the works.
Signage and traffic management staff will be stationed at intersections and pedestrian crossings to ensure community safety.